Innovators: Fisheries

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SMART FISHING VESSELS: ADVANCING OCEAN OBSERVATIONS AND DATA SHARING BY FISHERIES

by wade on July 11, 2013

SMART FISHING VESSELS: ADVANCING OCEAN OBSERVATIONS AND DATA SHARING BY FISHERIES

WOC Workshop to Expand Participation of Fishing Vessels in Collection and Sharing of Ocean and Atmospheric Information

 (Honolulu 11 July 2013

To expand and improve ocean and atmospheric data collection by fishing vessels, the World Ocean Council (WOC) is convening a workshop at the World Seafood Congress (St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, 30 Sep–3 Oct, 2013).
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FTNOP FUNDS MORE THAN 200 FISHERIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

by wade on June 2, 2013

(May 28, 2013) More than 200 research and development projects have been made possible to date through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program (FTNOP), which was introduced in 2007 to support innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador’s billion dollar fishing and aquaculture industry. Read more.

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COMMITMENT TO FISHERIES RESEARCH IN PROVINCIAL BUDGET

by wade on April 19, 2013

April 15, 2013: Fisheries science and research initiatives are key investments in Budget 2013: A Sound Plan, A Secure Future. The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, highlighted over $2 million being provided to the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research and other cod recovery and fisheries science initiatives.
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IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD FISHERIES DAY

by wade on November 26, 2012

Nov 21, 2012: The Provincial Government joined with fishing communities throughout Canada and around the world today to celebrate World Fisheries Day, a celebration highlighting the importance of global fisheries held annually on November 21. The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, encouraged all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to consider what the fishery means to their community, and also outlined some of the ways in which the Provincial Government has worked to manage and protect this very important industry and resource.   Read more.

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NEW PROJECT TO REMOTELY DETECT LOST CRAB POTS

by wade on July 31, 2012

Fisheries and Aquaculture; July 25, 2012: In Newfoundland and Labrador, it has been estimated that eight per cent of snow crab traps are lost at sea annually. The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation is undertaking a project, with $11,938 in financial support from the Provincial Government, to develop a technique to remotely detect lost pots using side scan sonar.   Read more.